The list requested by the Secret Service as a security precaution

The LA Times has some questions:

Trump railed as a candidate and as president about people living in the country without permission, calling them rapists and violent gang members.

Last year, in a White House meeting discussing so-called sanctuary cities and states with sheriffs and other local California officials, the president said:

“We have people coming into the country or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.

If immigrants in the U.S. illegally are so violent and such a danger to society, why did managers of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., surreptitiously remove the names of undocumented workers from a list of employees sought by the Secret Service?

I think I know this one. Trump likes to hire undocumented workers because 1. he can pay them less and 2. they’re not in a position to complain if he cheats or otherwise mistreats them. So, what’s he going to do? Hire them and conceal the fact even from the Secret Service.

The New York Times, which last month broke the story that golf club managers knowingly hired  workers who had entered the country illegally (including the Guatemalan woman who makes Trump’s bed when he’s there and who received a White House certificate for her “outstanding” service), reported Thursday that the club’s human resources office failed to include the names of workers in the U.S. illegally on the list requested by the Secret Service as a security precaution.

No doubt that’s because, as part of the vetting, the Secret Service was requesting Social Security numbers; workers in the country illegally do not have valid Social Security numbers.

Normally presidents aren’t supposed to hide things from the Secret Service.

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